Barber, Copland & The Common Man, Natalie Cole and More Set for Cleveland Orchestra Lineup, Dec 2013

Barber, Copland & The Common Man, Natalie Cole and More Set for Cleveland Orchestra Lineup, Dec 2013

Calendar listing for Cleveland Orchestra concerts and events in December 2013:

BARBER, COPLAND & THE COMMON MAN

Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

David Fray, piano

BARBER Essay No. 2

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto

COPLAND Symphony No. 3

"This symphony has become an American monument," Leonard Bernstein said of Copland's Third, "like the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial." Of all the gifted composers who came of age in our country in the 20th century, Copland created music that most closely reflects the American character - the land, the people, the wide open spaces, its beauty and majesty. The Third Symphony concludes with an unforgettable exploration of the musical theme from his popular Fanfare for the Common Man.

Under 18s Free on November 29 and December 1: Young people ages 7-17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

Student Tickets: $10 ($15 if purchased less than one hour prior to concert start time)

Tickets: $49-$162

PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS "ON THE ROAD"

For young people and their families

Sunday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m.

MUSIC OF CHANUKAH

at The Temple-Tifereth Israel

26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122

Carolyn Gadiel Warner, violin and piano

Stephen Warner, violin

Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, host

Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests perform short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes, while introducing their instruments and celebrating the music of the season.

Sponsored by: PNC

Under 18s Free on December 1: Young people under age 18 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

TICKETS: $7 Adults (additional Under 18s tickets $7) General Admission

Endowed by the Pysht Fund

BEETHOVEN, UCHIDA AND FLEISHER

Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Leon Fleisher, conductor

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

MENDELSSOHN Overture: The Hebrides

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

In the 1960s, Leon Fleisher performed in what are regarded among the finest recordings of the Beethoven piano concertos, with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of George Szell. Now, for these special concerts, Fleisher returns as conductor with a remarkable pianist and Cleveland favorite, Mitsuko Uchida, for not-to-be-missed performances of two of Beethoven's towering concertos.

Under 18s Free on December 6: Young people ages 7-17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

Student Tickets: $10 ($15 if purchased less than one hour prior to concert start time)

Tickets: $49-$162

CELEBRITY SERIES

Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m.

Natalie Cole IN CONCERT WITH THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The Cleveland Orchestra

Natalie Cole, vocalist

Beloved nine-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole joins The Cleveland Orchestra for a magical and memorable one-night-only performance. Cole, an internationally acclaimed Pop, R&B, and Jazz legend, performs audience favorites and holiday hits in an evening of sultry and sophisticated classics. Natalie has just released a new album featuring timeless Latin hits, Natalie Cole En Español.

Tickets: $40-$80, Box $110

PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS

For young people and their families

Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m.

Saturday, December 14 at 11 a.m.

CHRISTMAS BRASS QUINTET

Michael Miller, trumpet

Jack Sutte, trumpet

Hans Clebsch, horn

Richard Stout, trombone

Kenneth Heinlein, tuba

MaryAnn Nagel, host

Energetic host MaryAnn Nagel will get children singing, clapping, and moving to the music! Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests perform short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes, while introducing their instruments and celebrating the music of the season.

Sponsored by: PNC

TICKETS: $7 Adults (additional Under 18s tickets $7) General Admission

Endowed by the Pysht Fund

Under 18s Free on December 13 and 14: Young people under age 18 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Severance Hall

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

ROBERT PORCO, conductor

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHORUS (all concerts)

Robert Porco, director

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHILDREN'S CHORUS (Dec. 15, 21, and 22 afternoon concerts)

Ann Usher, director

MEMBERS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH CHORUS

(Dec. 20, 21, and 22 evening concerts)

Lisa Wong, director

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE (Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.)

Brian Bailey, director

Members of the WOOSTER CHORUS (Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.)

Lisa Wong, director

Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses in these annual offerings of music for the season, including sing-alongs and a very special guest - all in the festive Yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

TICKETS: $40-$75, Box $95

CELEBRITY SERIES

HOME ALONE

Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra

David Newman, conductor

A true holiday favorite, this classic comedy comes to Severance Hall for one night only and features renowned composer John Williams's delightful musical score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

Projected on a large screen above the stage, with live accompaniment by The Cleveland Orchestra

Home Alone © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

TICKETS: $30-$75, Box $100

Location: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106

For tickets and more information: visit clevelandorchestra.com, call 216-231-1111, or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

All programs and artists are subject to change.

Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni